Man O'War Bay Boat

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  1. Baywolf
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    Baywolf Engineer, who me? ya sure

    I've been working on this 21' bay boat, would like some feed back on design.

    Intended use is for both moderate bay fishing, very shalolow waters, sat 10" and part time tubing/ski rig for fun.

    Named it: Man O'War

    Cat design, sponses off the back, and raised center console.

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    So, there won't be any waves around to bother you ? If there is, I see problems in keeping the water out and the crew in.
  3. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Me too Mr. Efficiency. But it is a nice looking piece of work. If the center console is removed and a bubble canopied, prone driving position is put in place I will think it more practical.

    That thing looks like it would be wicked fast and tons of fun but the console wrecks the whole sexy fast concept. "one mans meat is another mans poison" so I say have at it Baywolf....... And do use a dead man switch cord to that big engine.
  4. Baywolf
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    Baywolf Engineer, who me? ya sure

    You guys are right, but the water we run in down here is 1'-4', and the ride is very dry, note the rolled sides below the gunnels, they also help against hull slap when drifting in the shallows, when poling. Google Laguna Madre Fishing. This would a production model prototype, so all the critique is helpful...
  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Bring an extra set of dry cloths . . .
  6. kach22i
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    kach22i Architect

    I like this design a lot.

    Might not be the best thing on an inland lake where idiots in water ski boats get to close while you are fishing in the shallows. However, that is not the designed purpose either.

    I'd still invest in a pair of aqua socks water shoes, at least for the first ride out.

    This craft has potential as a rescue craft, you can pull bodies in over the shallow sides. Maybe a community with some Homeland Security money to burn would be interested.
  7. keysdisease
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    keysdisease Senior Member

    Actually, that looks like a nice variation of a style "flats' boat common to the great State of Texas. They don't seem to need topsides in their skinny water .:eek:

  8. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Looks like FUN! :)
  9. Baywolf
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    Baywolf Engineer, who me? ya sure

    Thinking about doing a ski pylon and tower, off the back, any suggestions or experience.
  10. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    At first I thought of this photo in the gallery :D
    Lean like an athlete when you take off the bits you don't need :D

    Really, I like it.

    It will be a blast seeing the water surface skim by like this.

    I'd still wear boat shoes the first time ;)
  11. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Kinda reminds me of a waterborne Arial Atom (British skeletonized road racer). Very quick...pulls well over a G in turns, 0-60 in 2.something seconds.


  12. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    I think you will have trouble getting the outboard to perform in the tunnel. You may end up with greater prop draft than if behind a notched underbody.

    (and don't let the law catch you without trailer fenders)
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